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John Dornenburg (Lecturer)

John Dornenburg bassviol
Personal bio
John Dornenburg is a Bay Area performer, recording artist, and educator. As a viola da gamba soloist he has performed in Europe, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand, and can be heard locally with his baroque ensemble Music's Re-creation, Archetti, the Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, and Magnificat. He has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, and many other groups. He has made over 30 compact disc recordings, which include solo performances of music by J.S. Bach, M. Marais, C.P.E. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Sainte-Colombe, Abel, and Hume. John is Lecturer Emeritus in music history at CSU, Sacramento, where he also conducted fully-staged performances of Monteverdi's opera "L'Incoronazione di Poppea." He has edited several published collections of 17th-century consort music by the English composer John Hingeston, and has contributed articles to Early Music America and the Journal of 17th-Century Music. His primary teachers were Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in Holland, and Nikolas Harnoncourt at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria.

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